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02-11-2009, 06:06 AM
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sports Medicine program
within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the
Department of Orthopaedics is currently seeking a doctoral level graduate
research assistant to coordinate and conduct clinical and applied upper
extremity (shoulder/elbow) research related to orthopedic and/or sport
injury. The assistantship will include research/teaching mentorship,
research and teaching experience, and financial assistance for individuals
entering the Human Movement Science Program PhD program housed within the
Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. The
Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine offers an
interdisciplinary program of study in Human Movement Science leading to a
Doctor of Philosophy degree. The intent of the program is to develop
research and teaching scholars who are capable of producing and
disseminating new knowledge in the field of Human Movement Science.

The upper extremity research conducted within Sports Medicine and
Orthopaedics utilizes biomechanical, neuromuscular, and clinical measures to
best identify, treat, and ultimately prevent risk factors for upper shoulder
and elbow orthopedic injury. Research assistants are provided with
extensive training in the use of motion analysis (video and
electromagnetics), force platforms/posturography, electromyography,
dynamometry, ultrasonography, and neurocognitive instrumentation.
Currently, the research areas of focus include shoulder/elbow injury in the
overhead athlete, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and shoulder functional
deficits accompanying breast cancer treatment.

Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field
of study

(sports medicine, biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, etc)

2. Demonstrated experience in and/or enthusiasm for
conducting applied and clinical research in the area of upper extremity
orthopedic injury

3. Strong oral and written communication skills

4. Strong computing skills

5. Competency in and/or the ability to learn
instrumentation for human movement analysis

A graduate assistantship will be provided to those who qualify and typically
include a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance.
Assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

Initial application materials should include a curriculum vita and cover
letter sent to Joseph B. Myers (joemyers@email.unc.edu). Based on review of
those materials, potential candidates will be encouraged to apply to the
Human Movement Science PhD program. An on campus interview will be required.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below. Information
regarding the current research being conducted can be obtained by visiting
the UNC Department of Exercise and Sport Science (
http://www.unc.edu/depts/exercise/) and
Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (
www.unc.edu/sportmedlab) websites. Information for the Human Movement
Science PhD program can be obtained at
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/hmsc/ .

Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Chair, Graduate Education Committee

Program in Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

CB# 8700 Fetzer

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700